SAN DIEGO—A large surgical database may be missing many cases of acute kidney injury (AKI), according to a recent study.
SAN DIEGO—Data conflict on whether early renal replacement therapy (RRT) results in better outcomes in critically ill patients with acute kidney injury (AKI).
Physicians’ experiences as patients may cause them to reflect on the medical care they provide.
ORLANDO—New targeted therapies for locally advanced and metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC) have ushered in a new era in systemic therapy, according to Christopher Wood, MD, Professor of Urology at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.
Annual crude rates of deceased-donor transplantation from the time of hemodialysis initiation over a recent 10-year period were lowest in American Indians/Alaska Natives (2.4%) and blacks (2.8%), and highest in Asians (6.4%) and non-Hispanic whites (5.9%).
A 34-question knowledge survey administered to 401 adults with chronic kidney disease (CKD) provided to be a reliable and valid instrument for identifying areas of and risk factors for poor renal knowledge among these patients, but it showed that 78% of respondents did not know that the disease may progress with no symptoms.